Time to opt out

Windows 10 Redstone 4 Insider builds coming to the Fast ring

As Windows 10 build 16299.15 becomes the final version of the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft now preparing to release Redstone 4 builds in the Fast ring.

Windows 10 Redstone 4 in the Fast ring

Microsoft has already rolled out around four previews of the Windows 10 Redstone 4 update due in 2018, but those builds have been only available through the Fast ring using the Skip Ahead option.

And now that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is finalized and ready to ship on October 17, 2017, the company is announcing that in the coming days is planning to start making Redstone 4 builds in the standard Fast ring.

This means that if you want to stay in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, it’s now time to gracefully opt out of the Windows Insider Program to prevent your machine from getting new builds that may include bugs and other issues that may affect your experience.

How to opt out of the Windows Insider Program

If you want to remove your device from the program or select a different ring, you can do so now without having to reinstall Windows 10.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Update & Security.

  3. Click on Windows Insider Program.

  4. Click the Stop Insider Preview builds button.

    Opt out of the Windows Insider Program
    Opt out of the Windows Insider Program
  5. Click the Keep giving me builds until the next Windows release. Depending on when you’re trying to opt out of the program, you may also see the option “Stop Insider builds completely.”

    Stop Insider builds completely
    Stop Insider builds completely

Alternatively, you can also move to the Slow or Release Preview ring to stay in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

If you’re still wondering which build is considered the final version of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, by Microsoft beginning to release Redstone 4 previews in the Fast ring further confirms that build 16299.15 has the final bits that will be rolling out to everyone on October 17.